23 year old striker, Peter Olayinka is the first Nigerian to score on his Champions League debut since Yakubu’s hat-trick for Maccabi Haifa against Olympiakos in September 2002.
Following his goal against Inter Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday evening, Peter Olayinka has etched his name into the champions league folklore.
Olayinka now joins the likes of Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba, and Lucky Idahor in the exclusive list of Nigerians to have scored on their champions league debut.
The 23-year-old goal came after finishing off a Jaroslav Zeleny shot that was initially saved by Handanovic. However, he will be denied glory as Inter Milan secured a point through Nicolo Barella.
Hopefully, Olayinka will back up his brilliant Champions League start in two weeks time when German side, Borussia Dortmund visits Prague on Matchday 2.